Barack Obama’s presidential motorcade has been fined for not paying the congestion charge in London.
London Mayor Boris Johnson button-holed him at a State banquet in May to raise the issue of US diplomats in London not paying the congestion-busting levy. They have run up a bill of more than £5 million since 2003.
At the time, the Mayor of London also publicly made clear that he wanted the £10 congestion charge paid for Mr Obama’s security vehicle “The Beast” and other cars in the president’s motorcade.
But the US authorities defied the request and have now been hit with a £120 fine. Read more at standard.co.uk
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